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One in three Kiwi parents buying tech for the classroom

By Catherine Knowles, Fri 9 Jan 2015
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A Warehouse Stationery survey has found technology is playing a growing role in children’s education in New Zealand.

More than 1,000 New Zealanders were surveyed, and the results show nearly one in three parents are buying a technology product such as a computer, notebook, tablet, printer, digital storage or software, around the time school starts.

Warehouse Stationery says the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school initiative is a key driver for the increase in parents buying devices.

Some of the technology devices used in schools, for instance as part of a BYOD program, include the Samsung Galaxy Tab4, HP 11” ChromeBook, Nextbook Windows 8.1 Tablet, and the Apple iPad.

Warehouse Stationery is making the most of this trend by offering a range of educational devices and technology products for students in store and online.

Tony Kingston, Warehouse Stationery merchandise manager, says there is already a financial strain at this time of the year and purchasing a device can add pressure, so a key focus for Warehouse Stationery this year is to offer affordable options and help parents choose the right product for their need and budget.

One way the store is helping parents is by introducing the Parents Price Pledge. With the pledge, from now until February 8th 2015, Warehouse Stationery will beat any price for an identical stocked item on a quoted school stationery list by 20%.

“We also run a Support Your School scheme where your school earns points that can be redeemed for stationery products when you shop in store or online,” says Kingston.

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